Amarok Society
Nov 23, 2021
Gem Munro
Amarok Society

The Rotary Club of Edmonton Whyte Avenue supported the building of a school in Bangledesh several years ago and we are pleased to welcome Gem back to our club to update us on teh work that Amarok is doing.

Gem Munro has devoted his life and career to improving educational opportunities for disadvantaged people across Canada and abroad. Pursuit of this objective carried him into residence in unfortunate communities across most of Canada, before carrying him overseas. He is presently a Director of Amarok Society, a registered Canadian charity that provides education programmes to the very poor in Bangladesh and Pakistan. As well, Gem is an author and artist whose current book is a bestselling collection of stories about some of the extraordinary people he’s come to know in the slums of Bangladesh. (Sale of his book is a major fundraiser for Amarok Society.) For their work, Gem and his wife, Dr Tanyss Munro, were recipients of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals.